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Title:
Malcolm X
Author:
Benson, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2002.
Physical Description:
112 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1060 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.4 3.0 58718.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.8 7 Quiz: 35375 Guided reading level: Y.
ISBN:
9780822550259
Format :
Book

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Describes the life, beliefs and accomplishments of the controversial civil rights leader, including his early troubles with the law, and his assassination.


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Gr 5-8-A readable biography that presents a balanced account of this influential but controversial African-American leader of the '50s and '60s. Born Malcolm Little to a human-rights activist who died under questionable circumstances and a mother who spent much of her life in an insane asylum, Malcolm went into a life of crime that led to prison by the time he was 20. There he developed his beliefs about black pride and self-sufficiency. After a pilgrimage to Mecca, he rejected the racial hatred of the Black Muslims and developed a more compassionate belief in universal racial harmony based on basic Islamic tenets. The numerous captioned, black-and-white photos are informative. One of the sources cited extensively is The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Ballantine, 1964). Walter Dean Myers's Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (Scholastic, 1993) is more detailed but not as current. His Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly (HarperCollins, 2000) is the preferred choice for most libraries.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Terror in the night
Hustling
Change in prison
Minister
Going public
True Islam
World leader
Threats and danger
Malcolm's message